In case you hadn't noticed, the Duffer Brothers' massive hit series Stranger Things, which I have written about on this very site no less than three times today, contains a multitude of references to the works of Stephen King. So it's no surprise that the twins -- who in addition to being young and phenomenally successful are also tragically attractive -- were blown away when King himself paid tribute to the show via his official Twitter account shortly after it premiered.

"The first thing that really messed me up was the, uh -- Stephen King tweeted about it," said one of the Duffers (Matt? Ross? It isn't clear) when asked by NPR host Ari Shapiro what their "oh my god what have we done here moment" was. "And I was like, 'what?' That to me was -- cause no one else had tweeted really at that point and he obviously is one of our idols and was such a big inspiration for us and an influence on the show. That sort of messed me up. You just don't think about it reaching those people. It was insane."

Apologies for not knowing which twin to attribute this quote to, but by all means point me in the right direction if you're in a position to do so! In any event, you can listen to the full interview over at NPR's website, which also features a great anecdote involving Millie Brown (a.k.a. Eleven) and glitter.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.